Watch Jack White Play the National Anthem at Detroit Tigers Opener
Rocker and Detroit native Jack White played a striking instrumental version of the U.S. national anthem at the city's Comerica Park on Friday (April 8), as shown in the Detroit Free Press.
The ex-White Stripes leader's star-spangled banger kicked off Opening Day festivities for MLB's Detroit Tigers at the stadium, where White drove his performance with some bluesy guitar pickin'. It sure looks like sports fans and others in earshot got plenty of twang for their buck.
Watch White's anthem near the bottom of this post. It was his first time ever performing it, as he mentioned in an interview that can also be viewed below.
The former White Striper is releasing two albums this year. The first, Fear of the Dawn, arrived on Friday; Entering Heaven Alive follows in July. Ahead of Dawn's arrival, White shared the songs "Taking Me Back" and the title track, as well as "Love is Selfish" from Entering Heaven Alive. He's now performing across North America in support.
"The Star-Spangled Banner," made a famous guitar instrumental by Jimi Hendrix, has been tackled by many shredders including members of Metallica, Megadeth's Dave Mustaine, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea, Tool's Adam Jones, and Zakk Wylde.
See White's upcoming tour dates under the videos.
Jack White, "The Star-Spangled Banner"
MLB Opening Day 2022 Interview
Jack White 2022 Tour Dates
April 8 – Detroit, Mich. @ Masonic Temple
April 9 – Detroit, Mich. @ Masonic Temple
April 10 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Van Andel Arena
April 12 – Chicago, Ill. @ Credit Union Arena
April 13 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Icon Music Center
April 14 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Petersen Center
April 16 – Laval, Quebec @ Place Bell
April 17 – Boston, Mass. @ Agganis Arena
April 19 – Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem
April 21 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Barclays Center
April 23 – Portsmouth, Va. @ Bank Pavilion
April 24 – N. Charleston, S.C. @ High Water
April 26 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Tabernacle
April 27 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Tabernacle
April 28 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Tabernacle
April 30 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Ascend Amp.
May 01 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Ascend Amp.
May 23 – Irving, Texas @ The Pavilion
May 24 – Tulsa, Okla. @ BOK Center
May 25 – Austin, Texas @ Moody Center
May 27 – El Paso, Texas @ County Coliseum
May 28 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Federal Theatre
May 29 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ The Chelsea
May 31 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ YouTube Theater
June 1 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ YouTube Theater
June 3 – Reno, Nev. @ Reno Events Center
June 4 – Mountain View, Calif. @ Shoreline Amp.
June 6 – Portland, Ore. @ Moda Center
June 7 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Pacific Coliseum
June 8 – Seattle, Wash. @ Climate Pledge Arena
June 10 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Usana Amp.
June 11 – Broomfield, Colo. @ 1stbank Center
June 27 – London, England @ Eventim Apollo
June 28 – London, England @ Eventim Apollo
June 30 – Cologne, Germany @ Palladium
July 1 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ AFAS Live
July 2 – Leipzig, Germany @ Haus Auensee
July 4 – Berlin, Germany @ Verti Music Hall
July 7 – Lyon, France @ Le Radiant
July 10 – Madrid, Spain @ Mad Cool
July 14 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Samsung Hall
July 15 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Jahrhunderthalle
July 16 – Brussels, Belgium @ Forest National
July 18 – Paris, France @ L’Olympia
July 19 – Paris, France @ L’Olympia
July 20 – Paris, France @ L’Olympia
Aug. 13 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Armory
Aug. 16 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Panther Arena
Aug. 17 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ TCU Amphitheater
Aug. 19 – Toronto, Ontario @ Budweiser Stage
Aug. 21 – Lewiston, N.Y. @ Artpark
Aug. 23 – Portland, Maine @ Insurance Arena
Aug. 24 – Baltimore, Md. @ Pier Six Pavilion
Aug. 25 – Charlotte, N.C. @ Credit Union Amp.
Aug. 27 – Huntsville, Ala. @ Orion Amphitheater
Aug. 28 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Saint Louis Music Park
Aug. 29 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Starlight Theatre